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April 20, 2015

Ed-Tech Groups Give Thumbs Up to K-12 Tech Amendment in ESEA Rewrite

Although it's just a first step, bipartisan support for the "I-TECH" amendment by the Senate Education Committee is seen as positive by ed-tech advocates.

April 20, 2015

Ed-Tech Groups See Promise in K-12 Tech Amendment to ESEA

The amendment, approved by the Senate Education Committee, would allow a competition for federal funds to pay for educational technology and professional development.

March 27, 2015

Ed Tech Moves Into the Spotlight for Education Beat Reporters

Despite fragmented beats and limited time, education reporters are paying increased attention to technology issues in schools, say both outside observers and journalists themselves.

March 17, 2015

E-Rate Funding Requests Booming; Application Deadline Extended

Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.

March 16, 2015

We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Assessment readiness is the number-one priority for K-12 ed-tech leaders, but fewer than 30 percent report being ready for new online exams.

March 16, 2015

Gender Gap in K-12 Ed-Tech Leadership Persists, Survey Finds

Women in K-12 information-technology leadership positions continue to face a pay- and prestige-gap, according to new survey information.

March 10, 2015

New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data

More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.

January 21, 2015

Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.

December 26, 2014

Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Google scanning student emails, inBloom collapsing, and the California legislature passing a major data-privacy measure were among the top data-privacy stories of 2014.

October 17, 2014

E-Rate Funding Insufficient, District Leadership Groups Contend

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey.

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